Is non-family social capital also (or especially) important for family firm performance?
2015 (English)In: Human Relations, ISSN 0018-7267, E-ISSN 1741-282X, Vol. 68, no 11, 1713-1743 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article reports on a study investigating the effects of both family and non-family social capital on firm performance. Specifically, we contend that non-family social capital has a stronger effect on firm performance than family social capital and it also serves as a mediator between family social capital and firm performance. Using a sample of 172 Spanish family firms that includes two respondents per firm, we test a structural model that confirms our hypotheses. Our results extend the understanding of social capital beyond family firms by exploring both family- and non-family-based social relationships in a context in which social factors are predominant.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 68, no 11, 1713-1743 p.
Ownership, family firms, family social capital, non-family social capital, firm performance, internal social capital
Economics and Business Business Administration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-25231DOI: 10.1177/0018726714565724ISI: 000363470100003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84945157245Local ID: IHHCeFEOISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-25231DiVA: diva2:768777